Category: Democratic Republic of Congo

UNESCO welcomes commitments made by Equinor and Responsible Jewellery Council to protect World Heritage; Unesco

Photo: Eric Lodde

Source: UNESCO welcomes commitments made by Equinor and Responsible Jewellery Council to protect World Heritage

Indigenous people are being killed to ‘protect’ a Congolese park; Joseph Lee; Grist

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A new report reveals how US agencies and conservation organizations have supported violence against Indigenous Batwa people.

Source: Indigenous people are being killed to ‘protect’ a Congolese park

Africa Is A Dream Destination For Nature Lovers — Here Are 14 Countries That Are Especially Worth Exploring; Buzzfeed

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Buzzfeed asked experts for their starter recommendations — and they delivered.

Source: Africa Is A Dream Destination For Nature Lovers — Here Are 14 Countries That Are Especially Worth Exploring

Gorillas in our midst: DR Congo park fetes rare birth; AFP

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DR Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega National Park is celebrating the birth of an eastern lowland gorilla, one of the world’s most endangered species.

Source: Gorillas in our midst: DR Congo park fetes rare birth

DRC: Removal of Salonga Park from World Heritage in Danger divides; Boris Ngounou; Afrik 21

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The Salonga National Park in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been removed from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger. This is an early decision according to environmental activists, who continue to call for the cancellation of oil concessions granted in the Salonga and Virunga parks by the DRC government.

Source: DRC: Removal of Salonga Park from World Heritage in Danger divides | Afrik 21

Africa’s largest rainforest removed from ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list; David Henning; Getaway

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Africa’s largest tropical rainforest reserve, the Salonga National Park has been removed from “World Heritage in Danger” list.

Source: Africa’s largest rainforest removed from ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list

UNESCO removed the Salonga National Park, the largest in DRC, from the list of World Heritage in Danger; Geraldine Boechat; MedAfrica Times

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UNESCO removes DR Congo park from endangered list; AFP

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The Democratic Republic of Congo scored a key heritage victory on Monday as UNESCO removed one of its nature reserves from a list of threatened sites, the UN agency said.

Source: UNESCO removes DR Congo park from endangered list

Tourists and gorillas ‘safe’ after DRC volcano eruption; AFP

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Tourists who were near the crater the Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic Congo erupted are safe, the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) said Sunday. Nor were the rare mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park threatened by the eruption, the institute added.

Source: Tourists and gorillas ‘safe’ after DRC volcano eruption

At least six Virunga national park rangers killed in attack; AFP

At least six rangers in DR Congo’s Virunga national park, famous for its mountain gorillas, were killed in an attack officials blamed on a militia group.

Source: At least six Virunga national park rangers killed in attack

DRC: Access to Kahuzi-Biega Park blocked by rangers in a bid to claim their wages; Afolake Oyinloye; Africa News

Source: DRC: Access to Kahuzi-Biega Park blocked by rangers in a bid to claim their wages

Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Congo; Orange Smile

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UNESCO condemns the murder of two guards at Okapi Wildlife Reserve; Unesco

Source: UNESCO condemns the murder of two guards at Okapi Wildlife Reserve

DRC’s Okapi Wildlife Reserve gets new management partner in WCS; Shreya Dasgupta; Mongabay

Source: DRC’s Okapi Wildlife Reserve gets new management partner in WCS

High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas; AFP


High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas…

Source: High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas

Pandas or people? When the fight to save the planet pits conservation against indigenous communities; Peter Beaumont; Bhekisisa

A deadly conflict is brewing between those forced out of the DRC’s Kahuzi-Biéga national park and the rangers charged with protecting it.

Source: Pandas or people? When the fight to save the planet pits conservation against indigenous communities – Bhekisisa

A date with the Silverbacks in the Congo; Ashok Warrier; The Hindu

Coming face to face with Grauer’s Gorillas in the Congo is an unforgettable experience

Source: A date with the Silverbacks in the Congo

11 amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites in danger of disappearing forever; Angela Orlando; Matador Network

A world without okapi would be a very sad place.

Source: 11 amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites in danger of disappearing forever

Null and void? CoMiCo’s oil aspirations in DRC; Global Witness

An opaque Guernsey-owned company’s oil contract threatening Salonga National Park in Democratic Republic Congo could be null and void, according to our legal analysis.

Source: Null and void? CoMiCo’s oil aspirations in DRC | Global Witness

Aww: Man Comforts Gorilla Who Just Lost His Mom; Cyber Breeze

We all know that losing a parent can be one of the most tragic days of a person’s life. This photo that was taken by photographer Phil Moore shows us that that the feelings of loss and sadness that come with losing a mother aren’t limited to the human species. Read on to find out.

Source: Aww: Man Comforts Gorilla Who Just Lost His Mom

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